The Educational Attainment of Looked After Children - Local Authority Pilot Projects: Final Research Report

Graham Connelly, Joan Forrest, Judy Furnivall, Lindsay Siebelt, Iain Smith, Liz Seagraves

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The aim of the research was to identify interventions that appeared to make the most difference in terms of both the educational experience and outcomes of the looked after children and young people participating in the local authority pilot projects. Data on attendance, exclusions and attainment were collected for a population of more than 600 children and young people. The research also analysed qualitative data, based on interviews with project co-ordinators, professionals, children and young people, and their parents and carers.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationEdinburgh, Scotland
Commissioning bodyScottish Government
Number of pages139
ISBN (Electronic)9780755972333
Publication statusPublished - 16 Sep 2008


  • looked after children
  • educational attainment
  • scotland
  • local authorities
  • children in care

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